Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Wait for the bus or walk?

Another bus related question.

You're waiting for the bus, it's late, it feels like it will never come. Inaction is killing slowly making you angry, you wonder: should I just walk instead? Unsurprisingly, you should choose the lazy option and wait, which is going to be optimal in almost all cases.

This is what three mathematicians have found out in this paper.

1 comment:

Mike B. said...

It's good to know that mathematicians are working on proving that being lazy is better.